Classic Chicken Salad

Ingredients: – 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced – 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped – 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped – 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish – 1/2 cup mayonnaise

– 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – Salt and pepper to taste – Optional: chopped fresh parsley or chives for garnish

Prepare the Chicken: – Cook chicken breast until fully cooked. Allow it to cool, then shred or dice it into small pieces.

Mix the Ingredients: – In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken breast, chopped celery, chopped red onion, and sweet pickle relish.

Make the Dressing: – In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.

Combine Salad and Dressing: – Pour the dressing over the chicken salad ingredients in the bowl. Gently toss everything together until evenly coated with the dressing.

Chill and Serve: – Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the chicken salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Garnish (Optional): – Before serving, garnish the chicken salad with chopped fresh parsley or chives for added freshness and flavor.

Enjoy: – Serve the classic chicken salad as a filling for sandwiches, wraps, or lettuce cups. It's also delicious on its own or served alongside your favorite crackers or fresh vegetables.


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